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tim searles design | illustration | layout



14 Cover Model

an interview with ivy ferguson 5


21 style



22 valentino



24 bucket list


raw & vegan?


the Thirsty Crowv

la nightlife

no faires but a great experience

tastier than you’d think

yes it rains in california

he made the wristwatch cool

before you kick it...

reviews & travel

hotel review: ritz carleton & destination: california

11 restaurant & dining 33 the dumb ass page food not to be dismissed

12 wine labels

explained simply


cover model

an interview with ivy ferguson

18 fashion

fashion for the female that leads 99 lives

stella awards

39 a page of wierdness wierd stuff

from the publisher Welcome to the first issue of Pacific Nightlife magazine. PACIFIC NIGHTLIFE MAGAZINE has been nearly 3 years and $50,000 in the making. Our PREMIERE ISSUE Vol. 001 is finally being released to the public this week May 15th 2013. We hope you find it entertaining. Pacific Nightlife Magazine has gone through many changes while in development and has finally come down to the vloume you are reading after many years of hard work. Pacific Nightlife Magazine is a Globally distributed lifestyle magazine targeted towards the Weekend Warrior.

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The Thirsty Crow opened in late April on Sunset Blvd., and it’s already become a hotspot for nightlife in the Silver Lake district. The bar gets its name from one of Aesop’s fables, in which a crow finds a jar of whiskey, but is unable to drink because the whiskey is too far down in the bottom of the jar for him to reach it. He solves the problem by dropping pebbles into the jar until the whiskey level rises to the top and he’s able to drink and quench his thirst. The moral of the story? “Necessity is the mother of invention.” It looks like Los Angeles was in need of a good bourbon bar because, not only was this joint packed to the gills on a Friday night, but it remained so until closing. The Thirsty Crow is officially a bourbon bar, but they open their arms to all kinds of whiskey (or “whisky” if it’s Scottish) and ryes. Their whiskey cocktails are $12, and they offer a wide range of mixed drinks, including a whole list of Manhattans as well as their signature offering, The Thirsty Crow, a refreshing concoction of citrus, Jim Beam, bitters, and ginger beer. You can also get sparkling wine cocktails for $10, draft beers for $7, and beers in a bottle or can for $5. In this eclectic crowd, you can rub elbows with party girls winding up a night of dancing with champagne cocktails, local hipsters talking politics over Pabst Blue Ribbon, and couples enjoying a date night and the best whiskey sours they’ve ever had. The décor is retro without being kitschy. With walls of exposed brick and accents in stained wood, The Thirsty Crow is all set to become the Cheers of Los Angeles. But the people working here are so much cooler than Sam, Diane, Woody and Carla. The wait staff is young and friendly; they constantly cruise the room, looking for people who need helping.

Cool, Calm, and Eclectic: The Thirsty Crow Bar bartenders are cheerful and efficient, working quickly to fill the flood of orders raining down like pebbles to the bottom of a jar. The music is upbeat, but mellow: lots of jazz standards and classic oldies. It’s kept at a good volume for conversation, although the buzz of a capacity crowd shouting to be heard eventually reaches a dull roar. The Thirsty Crow is the perfect place for a relaxed drink with friends. This local watering hole will soon be as widely known as the fable for which it was named. 05

L.A. Nightlife When darkness settles in California, the lights never go off. The cities of California throb with energy, fun and excitement into the wee hours of the morning. One wouldn’t expect anything less from the state that gave birth to the ‘celebrity’. In California you can be choosey with your nightlife experience from bars, to clubs, to concerts – the possibilities are almost endless. Party amongst Cali’s finest at Sevilla nightclub (; a venue with state of the art sound and video systems, dancers, private rooms and a scantily clad crowd. Sevilla has locations in San Diego, Riverside and Long Beach to keep the party going across the entire state.   If you’re looking to lounge and relax while getting in some of the best people watching in California, head to the Ivy (envysandiego. com) rooftop. The Ivy often has celebrity guests but offers a lot

more than star gazing while looking over beautiful San Diego. For live music you can bang your head to make your guest list at the Viper Room (www. located in L.A and owned by Johnny Depp. The Viper Room presents guests with an intimate opportunity to see massive talents. Past guests include Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam.  California is the land of the beautiful people and has a surplus of stimulating nightlife spots to accommodate them all easily.

Other Nightlife Suggestions: Check out these other great hot spots in California: Dance Clubs:  My House Area Avalon Hollywood  Live Music House of Blues The Roxy Theatre CatClub     Bars/ Pubs:  Air Conditioned Bob’s Frolic Room The Red Room  Gay/Lesbian Spots:  Fubar i candy Mother Lode  Adult:  Skin Gentlemen’s Club Jet Strip Spearmint Rhino’s Gentlemen’s Club 06

There are many myths surrounding

the fabled drink containing wormwood. Just as gin is said to make one melancholy, Absinthe has inspired tales of the green fairy, hallucinogenic experiences and inducing unparalleled creativity. Van Gogh was a fan, as were Manet, ToulouseLautrec, Picasso and Hemmingway. Absinthe has been the choice of drink for bohemian thinkers for over 200 years; this may be attributed just as much to its reputation as it is to the actual effect of the drink. This is a brief review of my experiences with the fabled beverage. Popular culture heralds absinthe as a vivid green drink that has the potential to be both a poison and an aphrodisiac. It gets this reputation from one of the active ingredients known as Thujone, which was once though responsible for creating hallucinations and delirium. In reality this is simply not true as Thujone works on a different set of eceptors in the brain, and in reality is present in only small amounts in Absinthe. In addition to this, Absinthe actually starts off as a clear drink, the colour is added after the distillation, and the green colour comes from natural plant pigments hence the tales of green fairies associated with the drink. It was more than likely the artificial colourings and other adulterants added to cheap derivatives of the drink during the 19th century that led to the ill effects associated with the drink, and traditional colourings are harmless. The traditional way to prepare the drink is by pouring one jigger into a special glass, then placing a cube of sugar on a slotted spoon and dipping it in the measure to allow the

sugar to be infused. Resting the cube and spoon on top of the glass, a specialised dripper is used to drip water over the cube and into the Absinthe until it is cloudy and slightly diluted. I found this method of preparation produced a euphoric state with heightened clarity, unlike other alcoholic beverages which tend to produce a somewhat hazy experience. Another Absinthe favourite is an aptly named Earthquake. This is made my mixing equal parts absinthe and cognac. I had the fortune to share several of these drinks with a dear friend who was also into photography, and almost true to the myths that surround the drink, we were inspired to create a whole body of work and spent an entire evening embracing the clarity and creativity produced by the concoction. However, we did not experience any hallucinations, did not see any fairies, green or blue, did not have any seizures, and by all intents and purposes were not delirious. To us it seemed that Absinthe is just another type of alcohol that has a different effect to any other. It must be stressed however, that it is an incredibly strong drink, and as with all alcohol must be consumed responsibly and only by adults of legal drinking age.

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About the Author Dom Donaldson is a food and drink expert. Find out more about Absinthe varieties and accessories available to buy online at Absinthe Online. Source: 08

Loading livestock into a bus is illigal in Florida... umm why did they have to spell that out??

A group of crows is called a murder.

A chimpanzee was once tried in court for smoking... ok, so what was the judge smoking to make this seem like a good idea?

For us carnivores the words raw and vegan usually send us screaming and running away in fear. However, the latest Raw/ Vegan restaurant that just opened in Echo Park may change your mind.  Mooi, located at 1700 W Sunset Blvd is a restaurant and dessert bar that serves up healthy organic meat free options with all ingredients being sourced locally.  Prior to opening, the restaurant retailed some products in Naturewell located in Silver Lake.   The restaurant will serve such tasty morsels as basil pesto pizza made with sweet potato crust, beat fettuccini with cilantro pesto and jack fruit enchiladas in coconut tortillas with

spicy tomato sauce. Make sure you save plenty of room for dessert as the dessert and ice cream menu is not to be missed.  Serving such mouth- watering desserts as cherry cheesecake with Brazil nut crust and a gooey cherry cobbler that melts in your mouth.  Plus the ice cream menu is pretty extensive with some traditional

flavors like Chocolate, Vanilla and Peppermint Chip as well as some rather unique ones such as Black Pepper and Mustard Popcorn, Pistachio with Saffron and Cardamom and Maple Cornbread. In fact, recently Mooi put the word out and had a contest for ice cream lovers to create a flavor that they would like to see on the Mooi ice cream menu.  The winning ice cream flavor would appear on the Mooi menu and the winner made a creation called Cracker Jack, which was salted caramel ice cream with peanuts and peanut butter swirl. The winner also receives a container of 32 ounces of their very own ice cream.  Mooi also offers up a catering menu for both small intimate gatherings as


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well as large group events. You can either choose from their menu or they can create dishes based on your personal needs. In fact the website says, “Any special requests you may have we welcome and encourage.”  So if you have some crazy raw vegan food idea for your next event contact Mooi as they seem ready, able and willing for the challenge.  Mooi is open Monday- 08 and urday from 8am-3pm Wednesday - Saturday 6pm11pm.  Also check out Mooi for brunch on Sunday 10am3pm and visit the Mooi website for further information on their menu items at http:// 10

Culver City has become quite the a youth, is a British Gastropub with a twist.

Mecca of entertainment and dining in the last couple of years. One of the hottest dining choices that just opened is Waterloo & City, which is brought to the fair city of Culver by none other than Executive Chef and Proprietor Brendan Collins (Melisse, Anisette and Pailhouse). The restaurant, named after the London underground railway line that Collins frequented as


ingredients from the

market pates NOT to be


British food so often gets a bad rap, but the dishes served here will make anyone become a convert to the British dining experience. Serving such dishes as Manchester Quail with Chopped Liver on Toast to Roast Chicken with Wild Mushroom Pot Pie, the selections focus on what is in season with fresh ingredients from the local farmer’s market. A selection of cured meats, and pates including Foie Gras are not to be missed. For the true anglophile the restaurant offers a cheese cart with a hearty selection of cheeses from Britain and Europe. The restaurant itself was designed by Thoreen & Ritter and blends the tradition of a classic pub with some modern whimsical accents. Recycled church pews of various bright pink, orange and brown colors provide seating. There is a large table in the main dining room with large high backed chairs along with a large, lush front patio providing additional room to eat and drink. That’s right you can’t forget the drink. With a selection of twentyfive white and twenty-five red wines as well as more than twenty-five beers and traditional British cocktails to choose from including some British traditions such as Primm’s Cup, and Rickey’s made with fresh juice and purees, you may never want to leave. The restaurant is located at 12517 Washington Blvd, Culver City CA 90066. It is open for dinner all week long starting at 5pm. On Fridays and Saturdays the restaurant is open till midnight, a rarity for Culver City, with the bar open till 2am Friday and Saturday. Also the restaurant is serving brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am and is open for continuous service until close. Prices range from $9-$12 for starters and $16-$32 for main dishes. Signature cocktails are $10 and most wines are available by the glass or most are under $40 a bottle. Parking is available on the street or at the local lots. 11


nice restaurant and ordered a bottle of expensive wine? When the waiter or waitress brought it over, did he or she show you the label before uncorking it? Did you understand anything on that label, or did you simply scan it and nod just for show? Many people are at a loss when it comes to reading wine labels, whether it's at a restaurant or in a wine store; to them, it's all just fancy numbers and letters and means no more to them than the chemicals contained in a can of Coke. If you know a little bit about wines, you're already well on your way to understanding the wine labels. They typically tell you, at a glance, the alcohol content, the growing region, bottle volume, name of the wine, quality and type of wine, the producer, and the variety and vintage. The alcohol content and bottle volume may be the easiest to recognize on a wine label. The alcohol content is a percentage, usually around 12%13%. In the U.S., the minimum alcohol for table wine is 7%, and 14% for the maximum. The bottle content is typically listed in milliliters, usually 750, or 1.5 liters. If the volume is not printed on the wine label, it will be on the bottle itself. The growing region may be a bit difficult since American wines are classified by grape type such as shiraz or zinfandel, whereas many wines from Europe have their growing region as the name of the wine. Just look for both on the wine label and if you only see one, you know it's the growing region on a European wine. Becoming familiars with producers when it comes to wine may be one of the most important aspects of finding a good

bottle, and when you learn some of the best producers you can quickly scan for them on a wine label. While everyone's taste is of course subjective, you can think of a wine producer as being like a movie producer. You're more likely to get a good movie out of a familiar name like Spielberg, Coppola, or Lucas than you will some unfamiliar talent. Being able to recognize wine producers on the wine label will mean that you're more likely to enjoy the contents. When you see the phrase varietal content on a wine label, know that this is the variety of wine, or type of grape the wine was made with. Remember that France and Italy do not reveal this information on their wine labels, so there may be some confusion. The quality of wine is something awarded by wine regions and is also as subjective as movie ratings. If you see a rating of quality on a wine label, do not automatically assume that you personally will enjoy it.


When was the last time you went to a

About the Author David Cowley has created numerous articles on Wines. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to wine information. Visit Wine Information

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Cover Model interview :

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Q: Hi_Ivy, were happy to be able to have an interview for our magazine, our first question is, What made you get into Modeling ?

Q: What was your best experience when you were first starting out and what was the highlights ?

A: I started learning about my sexuality at a young age, I remeber being like 8 and pretending to strip for guys on chairs, ha! When I started learning about how much power those type of women could have, I’m like damn I’m there! Penthouse, Hustler, Playboy.. I wanted to be one of those girls VERY badly. Its funny cause as I got into my early teens everyone noticed me, calling me beautiful, saying I should serioustly model. I was going through a “rebel” faze at the time and just wanted to focus on a music career. My mom even forced me to take a runway class when I was about 13. It wasn’t until I was about 17 that I started commercil modeling.

A: When I first started out I entered this Swimsuit shoot off contest in Vernon, B.C. I was so excited for it and it was a blast. I was 17 at the time. I won fifth place in the overall competition and 3rd in peoples choice so I got to be in this UK magazine and calender that had the whole event posted in it. I thought that was pretty neat at the time.

Q: How old were you when you first thought about a carreer in Modeling ? A: When I first started thnking about a serious career in modeling, like saying hey, you know what? I could really do this .. I was 17. Thats when I began coming out of my “rebel” faze. Alot changed for me in that year. Q: What was your first photoshoot like ? A: I move around a lot, like ushualy a few different towns a year so I met this girl who later on became a good friend of mine and she introduced me to this photograper who was shooting models in that area. My first REAL photoshoot was pretty chill, I had my sister with me. We ended up mainly taking headshots. I’ve always really enjoyed getting my picture taken, it was a lot of fun.

Q: What was one of your worst experiences that you have had modeling to date ? A: I mean I haven’t really had any bad experiences. Sometimes shooting nudes guys will make innaproperate jokes and stuff like that but really nothing to harsh.. Q: Where were you born ? What made you move to San Diego? Name some of the emotional highlights of the move and decision to turn professional. A: Gosh, I could wright a book on my life story of how I got here. I was born in Smithers, B.C, I moved around ALOT like all over B.C, & I was in Toronto for a while. I met the con’t on next page

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con’t from last page bass player for my favorite band and I actuially moved in with him on the first date. Litteraly, the date lasted a month and then I moved in, Ha! I also took the train down here, it was a beautiful drive, took 3 days. I love to travel and am very adventerous so it was stellar! So, that is how I got down to Southern California, he’s originaly from Brazil but we live together down here now. Its great down here. I’ve been down here for about a year now and get tones of modeling work. I’ve been kinda taking it easy lately though cause I am getting some work done. Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years ? A: 10 years? Gosh, well if my life goes the way I want it to at the moment, then I’d say, it would be nice to be settled down and have a kid by then. I’ll be 30 so my modeling career will be pretty much over. I’m going to be really focused on that for the next little while. So far its going really good for me. Depending on where I am at, I’m thinking about broadway opportunitys. They are not so picky on age so in my 30s I think would be a great opportunity to pursuite that. Q How supportive were friends and family ? A: My family are very supportive on me. Like I said I move around a lot so I wouldn’t con’t on next page 16

say that I have to many friends.. Never enough time to make any lasting ones, but my family are great about it! When I lived in Canada, my sister would always come with me and watch and help out.. It’s great. Q: Your thoughts on Nude work ? A:Well, I mean, I love nude/adult modeling. After I get my work done I am going to do more with that. Nude models make waaayy more than non-nude models. For a non nude model it is way harder in the buisness. Glamor model is fun and all but posing nude has to be one of my favorite things in the world! Q: What are your views on professional models being 20 Lbs underweight and what do you do to keep healthy ? A: I don’t understand what you mean by proffesional model. Like I am a proffesional model for instance, I would I probably weigh less than average but I am not like 80 pounds or nothing. For runway models I think being crazy underweight is how it is supposed to be. If you like to eat and stuff then don’t get into runway modeling, also dn’t get breast implants. They need girls who are skinnny, tall and flat chested. I love big boobs so thats what I do comercial modeling, Ha. So my opinion on the underweight thing is yea, I think that is the way it should be if you are in that feild of modeling. I wouuld say I am a very healthy person, I work out everyday, even if I do quick 15 minute tonning excersize if I am really busy. I love to work out, hiking, swimming, jogging, dancing. I am also a vegitarian so I eat plenty of veggies! Q: What are your thoughts on agency representation for Actors and Models ? Some people feel strongly that agencies are a waste of time and it’s just as easy to get work by representing yourself… what are your thoughts on this ?

A: Umm.. for actors I would say maybe an agencie would be great but for modeling I think if a little different. It all depends on what you want to do. Like being sponsored by Playboy or something would be a little different. But if you wanted to be in playboy and had a contract with another angency then you are stuck! For how ever long you signed up with them for. Depending on how your connections are I’d say its better to stay off on your own until you know exactly what you want. Q: What would your advice be to a 14 year old with ambitions of becoming a model or actor ? A: My advice would be .. go for it! Don’t give up, there will always be tons of competition and if you feel you don’t like something about yourself then change it! There isn’t anything that can’t be changed. Its to easy giving up, you gotta fight for it. I love it though, so if you have an interest I would say go for it, if you find you love it too, then start planning a career. Thank you for taking the time to talk with International Model and Photographer Magazine….any last thoughts, advice or comments you would like our readers to know about you ? A: I’m really looking forward to the next year or so, I plan on really followng through with everything that I have been working for. Thanks, for having me! Later! Chris Clayton 17

Southern California Fashions


Casual, clingy and oh so soft. They are here now and ready for you to take home. They are the latest trend in spring and summer fashions and I’ve tried them all. Model Cotton is the world’s softest fiber. Shirts for this summer in model cotton have elegant fit, yet a casual and comfortable to wear. The stretch is amazing as these slinky shirts cling to the body. They are a bit sheer, but I could still wear without feeling naked. Long sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless tanks, I want them all. The neutral colors can match almost any wardrobe. These shirts are designed by TQM Apparel Group in Los Angeles, CA. Also from TQM Apparel Group is the trendy Micro Jersey Long Sleeve Hoody dress. It’s sexy, yet an imperfect gal like me, could still wear and look hot and ready to play. Well sort of. It’s soft and lightweight for warm weather. It is casual and cool with a stylish hoodie and square pockets. Available in black, white and fuchsia, which is my favorite. I wore the fuchsia hoody to the grocery store and got some looks from the men , it’s about time


time. Pair with some leggings and you are wearing the current trend. These are available in junior sizes only. So if you don’t have that youthful body, the stretch and comfort of the fabric might still work for the more mature figure. Another trend for the season is the polyester cotton burnout fabric used for clingy shirts. The shirts give an alluring look on the body. They look almost see through but they are really not. Wear with a tank underneath or nothing at all. These shirts are creatively designed by Kavio, in southern California. Try a burnout hoodie or shirt. Long and short sleeve tees that are so trendy you need to be wearing this style.. There’s matching tanks too. Pair up with some capris or jeans and you are ready for this seasons fashion trends. Ladies are lucky for this style is available in girls, juniors and women’s sizes. They are so trendy and youthful. How nice for the matured bodied woman to be able to wear this style and have it fit the grown up body. Juniors and girls are available too. This season’s trends are for the female that leads 99 lives at a time. She needs comfort, style and easy movement in our hectic world.

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California Style Style in California can be defined by the beautiful state itself with laid-back beaches, glamorous Hollywood and a diverse mix of residents, California stimulates style. Californian fashionistas pull from what’s trendy, mixes it with individuality and matches it with the season. So to label Californians style by a few trends and looks would be insulting as California is where creativity in what you wear flows and individual looks are accepted and encouraged. If you want to look golden in The Golden State, follow these 3 simple ‘loose’ guidelines for a true Cali style that is unique to you.

Look better in any weather

yes, it does

rain here

Yes, California is sunny most of the time but believe it or not it rains, it sometimes even snows! Make sure to match your look to the weather because there is no way better to spot a tourist than seeing one in a tank top in shorts in the middle of a down pour.

Utilize Trends that Work for you Plaid, floral, menswear, it’s all popular right now but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right look for you. Californians know how to work it if it works. Also, don’t go head to toe in one trend (all plaid will make you look like a lumberjack!) choose pieces and mix them up with your own style.  

Get Inspired California has so much to offer from its beautiful coast, fun theme parks, to the upscale Rodeo Drive. Take in the scenery, the activities, the people and the culture of the state and let it show in your wardrobe. Fall in love with California and it’s fashion by being current while being yourself. 21


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Born in 1895 in Castellanata, Italy, Rudolph Valentino arrived at Ellis Island at the age of 18 in 1913. By 1921, following a lead role as Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan in The Sheik, Valentino had achieved superstardom. 100,000 people swarmed the streets of New York, leading to mass His exotic, Medilined with white fur. In hysteria among female fans and rioting as the public swarmed terranean look was fact, this celluloid seducthe funeral home. the polar opposite er’s love of luxury so comDress The Valentino Way of the fair complexpletely pervaded his style Never photographed looking sub-par, Rudolph Valenioned, blue-eyed, allthat all of his handkerchiefs tino’s Italian heritage was evident in his knack for alAmerican image that were personalized, his drawways being the most elegantly dressed man in the dominated Hollywood ers were silk, his rings and cuff room. A gentleman through and through, when his at the time, and Valenlinks were set with precious or wardrobe was auctioned off following his death, tino, who oozed sensusemi-precious stones, and his rumor has it that it included some 50-odd suits. ality and Italian sophispocket watches and cigarette From business suits to lounge suits, Palm tication, quickly became cases inlaid with diamonds. Beach suits, formal dress suits, and even known as the “Latin Lover.” a gray corduroy hunting suit, Valentino In addition to his smolderThe lesson to be learned here is had a suit for every occasion. In order ing, handsome looks, it’s unto not be afraid of incorporating to cop this legend’s look, you’ll, theredeniable that the star’s incredunusual elements into your wardfore, need at least one fits-like-aibly fashion-forward wardrobe robe. Finally, to really nail Valentino’s glove tailored suit in your closet. was instrumental in cementlook, never go anywhere without When he wasn’t spotted in a ing his status as a sex symbol. a hat. For a tasteful modern spin on suit, Valentino favored either In fact, Valentino’s avant-garde Valentino’s dapper Italian style, try this tailored slacks or gauchos sense of style effectively turned warm-weather, Mediterranean-resortand white vests. In his middle-class American dressing appropriate white blazer from Zara and downtime, ever a glamon its head, and at least four maslick your hair back or part it cleanly to orous Italian, Valenjor fashion trends can be credited one side. tino kicked back to this style innovator. Following the in sumptuous success of The Four Horsemen of the dressing gowns, Apocalypse, gaucho pants were introi n c l u d ing duced to American men, who previously one with a viewed baggy clothing as effeminate. p a i s l e y The pop icon also had a hand in removing pattern the stigma associated with wristwatches. that When they were first introduced, watches was were perceived as a feminine accessory by American males due to their resemblance to bracelets. Finally, after the debut of The Sheik, Valentino’s perfectly slicked-back hair was  so copied that men who wore their hair in this manner were known as Vaselinos and guys who were players were referred to as being “Sheiks.” When Valentino died at age 31 in 1926, some


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the For a group of ambitious-high energy thrill seekers jumping out of airplanes, leading parades, throwing parties, and traveling around the world has become a way of life. These thrill seekers call this lifestyle the BucketList Lifestyle and they are now travelling around the world promoting this way of life. For instance, during the Winter Olympics the entire team was in attendance to cross things off their BucketList like… meet Sir Richard Branson, throw a gold medal Hockey game party, and lead a street parade. At first, the community was small and only based in Vancouver, but the word spread quickly. Now people around the world are starting to catch word of this movement and are finding anyway they can to be part of the excitement. People everywhere just want to live the BucketList Lifestyle… it has become an infectious craze that could be bigger then Harry Potter or the Twilight Series. The only question is what part will you play in this movement that is picking up speed and that has the potential to change the world. The demand for living this type of lifestyle has been so high that it has forced the company to create training material to support more and more people in living out their dreams. Elite Living International Inc. the company behind the BucketList Project is already hosting “BucketList Retreats” around the world, putting on training events called the “DreamTrainer Program”, and the company has just released the companies flagship product the LifeMap. Elite Living International has been expanding so quickly that the company now trains Life Coaches to 24

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Imagine being financially free and having the opportunity to work wherever and whenever you want… total freedom! Would you start traveling, would you jump out of a plane, would you celebrate… what would you do with the rest of your life?

liver the products and services. This means that now anyone can become a BucketList Lifestyle trainer and actually make money living and teaching the BucketList Lifestyle. The opportunity to live out your dreams and start crossing things off your BucketList may be MUCH closer then you first imagined… the choice is yours. As a community the BucketList Crew has grouped together to start crossing some pretty ambitions things off their list:

#1: Getting on the Oprah Winfrey Show #2: Going to Space #3: Racing NASCAR as a team #4: Writing a New York Times best selling novel Along with crossing fun, exciting, and adventurous things off their own BucketList the team has made a commitment to pass the gift on. The team is dedicated to help 100 other people around the world achieve their dream by providing them with the tools, resources, and the support to cross their wildest dream off their BucketList.

Do you have a dream that you need help to cross off your list?: Here are 3 things you can do to start living the BucketList Lifestyle:

(1) Write you list of 100 things you want to do with the rest of your life! (2) Share your list with a close friend. (3) Pick three things you can cross off right now and set the intention to GET THEM DONE! If you’re like the BucketList Crew you’ll get hooked right away, and won’t be able to turn back. Soon you too may find yourself traveling around the world to exotic locations like Aruba, Spain, and Costa and crossing your wildest dreams off your BucketList. Now is the time to start living the life of your dreams, because before you know it you may look back on this moment right now and say to yourself, “I wish I took action!” Live the Dream! 25

Feature illustration by: Michael Keirstead

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We all walk to the beat of our own drum. Music, of some kind, has been an integral facet throughout humanity, stemming from rhythmic tribal rituals to vocal expressions of praise or sorrow. Because of our innate need for music, the invention of Thomas Edison’s phonograph made it more accessible and personal. From Classical to ragtime melodies, phonographs cranked into the wee hours coupled with up-cropping radio stations, lead to the birth of the music industry. The history of rock and roll is a time of excitement veiled by political oxymorons, which therein has inadvertently contributed to musical innovation for almost 70 years, and is the basis for the songs we have come to know and perpetually love.

Pre Blues: Understanding Rock and Roll is to first look at the forefathers of Blues and gain a sense of the underlying socioeconomic history of this American era. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade of the 1600-1700’s transported many Africans from the West Coast of Africa to American ports, and with them came their deeply embedded percussive and rhythmic roots. Slaves became “versed in European and American dance and classical music” that was already prevalent in Colonial America, and the two styles eventually combined (WL Porter, A Malnarick). From this amalgamation of two very different musical styles came Negroe folk-spirituals and work songs. Folk-spirituals emerged from Protestant hymns and spiritual music, and this became the foundation for the common structure of the blues (WL Porter, A Malnarick). In his autobiography The Father of the Blues, WC Handy who was born of freed slaves, describes how music was played in slavery days, “A boy would stand behind the fiddler with a pair of knitting needles in his hands. From this position the youngster would reach around the fiddler’s left shoulder and beat on the strings in the manner of a snare drum.” The fiddler also stomped while singing a tune like: “Sally got a meat skin laid away Sally got a meat skin laid away Sally got a meat skin laid away To grease her wooden leg every day” (Handy, WC. The Father of the Blues. Ed. Arna W. Bontemp. New York: MacMillan, 1941) Continued Next Issue : )

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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles Towering above the city of Los Angeles, the Ritz-Carlton hotel is a symbol of luxury and elegance that embodies the Hollywood lifestyle of its residents. The 2.5 billion dollar entertainment district of downtown that began with the inception of Staples Center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, culminates in grand fashion with the Ritz.  Nestled around this gem is a montage of fine dining and entertainment:  relax and catch breathtaking panoramic views of the L.A. skyline from the Club Lounge—23 stories up—tour the Nokia Theater, get a glimpse of the Grammy Museum, catch a Lakers game, or dine at your pick of thirteen different restaurants in L.A. Live.  General Manager of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC says, “The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles provides another dimension to this exciting and active area, which is now a true destination for travelers and local residents.”   The Ritz-Carlton opened its doors officially on April 2nd, 2013 and features a 54-story tower with 123 guest rooms, 13 suites, and a grandiose Ritz-Carlton suite.  The Ritz has something for every taste, sporting an exclusive 3,400 square feet, RitzCarlton Club Lounge.  For seventy dollars per day, Ritz residents get treated to VIP treatment:  a non-stop round of snacks, drinks, and intimate ambience.

Wolfgang Puck brings his own flavor and some Asian sizzle to the hotel by making the 24th floor of the Ritz home for his new restaurant, WP24. If that’s not enough, immerse yourself in the one-of-a-kind, eight-thousand square foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, a full-service luxury spa that will soothe your senses and create an aura of calm.  The spa comes fully equipped with nine treatment rooms, aromatherapy steam rooms, cold plunge showers, and an ipod docking station to fully grant liberation from the lightning-paced L.A. lifestyle.  When the darkness of the night smothers away your energy, rest assured that each of the 123 rooms will offer the ultimate respite from the real world:  feather beds, deep full-size bathtub, lightweight bathrobe, television in the bathroom, wireless internet, 24-hour-in-room dining, bath menu services, and the list goes on.  Unlike many hotels, the RitzCarlton is a haven for the traveling businessman.  Not only is there 100,000 square feet of meeting space—including three ballrooms—but there are also a wide variety of business services: conference

concierge, audio-visual equipment for presentations, shipping services, and a complete business center, with high-speed internet access, color copier, fax, and scanning services. Now this is what you call Showtime.

Hotel Information: Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles. 900 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, California, 90015 Phone: 213.743.8800 29

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ourism is one of California’s top industries. In fact, it’s number two in Los Angeles, right after – as you’d expect –  the entertainment industry.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year by the state, by municipalities, by visitor & convention bureaus, and by hotels and travel services to promote California as a visitor destination.  And it’s paid off: tourism generated $87.7 billion in spending in California in 2009 (though that’s a drop of 10% over the previous year). But when Californians travel, where do they go?  Californians themselves are the mainstay of the state’s travel and tourism industry, comprising 79% of trips and 86% of stays in 2008.  Here are the top ten most popular places Californians visit when they hit the road: Los Angeles and Orange County – Hollywood, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disneyland, and the beach cities continue to beckon all corners of the state. Las Vegas – the biggest stream of visitors comes from Southern California, from San Diego up to Santa Barbara.  Last year, 31% of all Sin City tourists came from California, and they spent an average of $590 during their stays. Yosemite – the national park draws visitors from all over the Golden State, with a particularly significant number coming from Central and Northern California.  San Francisco – not only a favorite among Californians, the city by the bay is one of the most-visited cities in the U.S.


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Napa Valley – wine country lures tourists from every California community; a large number come from Northern California. San Diego – a temperate climate and an appealing variety of family vacation activities, including a world-famous zoo, are big draws. Lake Tahoe – a year-round vacation destination, offering boating, skiing, and gambling. Other U.S. cities – three of the most frequently visited are New York, Chicago, and Boston. Europe and Asia – though travel from California has been down the last couple of years, perennial favorites are the British Isles, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, and China. South America and the Caribbean – Brazil, Argentina, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, and Jamaica are popular destinations. Californians love to travel.  Expectations  –  according to visitor & convention bureaus – remain high that 2013 will see them packing their suitcases and making reservations again in record numbers as the national and state economies improve. Tom Stapelton

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It’s time once again to review the win- 5th Place: Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was ners of the Annual “Stella Awards.” The Stella Awards are named after 81 year-old Stella Liebeck of New Mexico who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald’s. That case inspired the Stella awards for the most frivolous, ridiculous, successful lawsuits in the United States.

Here are this year’s winners:

leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner’s insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

7th Place: Kathleen Robertson of Aus- 4th Place:

Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was tin, Texas, was awarded $80,000 by a jury of awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on her peers after breaking her ankle tripping the buttocks by his next door neighbor’s beagle. The beagle over a toddler who was running inside a fur- was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard. The award was less niture store. The owners of the store were than sought because the jury felt the dog might have been just understandably surprised at the verdict, a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams, who had climbed considering the misbehaving little toddler over the fence into the yard and was shooting it repeatedly was Ms. Robertson’s son. with a pellet gun.

6th Place:

19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

2nd Place: Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, success-

fully sued the owner of a night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

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This year’s runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons around. 33

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Coffee drinkers have more sex than noncoffee drinkers. They also enjoy it more. ‘Jedi’ is an official religion in Australia with over 70,000 followers. The blue whale can produce the loudest sound of any animal. At 188 decibels, the noise can be detected over 800 kilometres away. Cold showers stimulate your sex drive. In Arizona it is illegal to have more than two dildos in one house. The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. Ever... The cockroach dies from radiation and would not survive a nuclear war. The “you are here” arrow on maps is called an ideo locator. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America (not China), in 1918, by Charles Jung.

In Connorsville, Wisconsin no man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm. The saying ‘only once in a blue moon ‘ refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month. 1816 has been called the “Year Without Summer.” Canada and the northeastern U.S. experienced cold and snow throughout the summer months. An erupting volcano in the Dutch East Indies was to blame. The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language. The E. Coli bacterium propels itself with a ‘motor’ only one-millionth of an inch in diameter, a thousand times smaller than the tiniest motors built to date by man. The rotation of the bacterial motor comes from a current of protons. The efficiency of the motor approaches 100 per cent. 39


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i didn’t know that A group of ravens is called an unkindness

harsh Drunk drivers in San Salvador can be punished by death before a firing squad

Adam Overlake AKA DJ Fierce Mikey Cohen is one of California’s up-and-coming DJ hitting fans hard with delicious dance beats and meditational flavors that embrace the best of Dance and Trance instrumentals. Pumping your car speakers or tearing up the dance floor, DJ Adam Overlake will leave an impression and it’s bound to be a good one. His powerfully addictive beats, deep textures and potent melodies all combine to make music that captures your mind and body and has its way with you while you just give in to the ride. Fasten your seat belt for the fiercest musical journey of a lifetime! Music gives DJ Adam Overlake everything he needs to live (outside of air and food and water and such). For DJ Adam Overlake, life means nothing without music. “I would probably be straight if it wasn’t for music,” he jokes. “Music lifts me up and lets me experience what life has to offer, it also calms me down in every way; Much like Yoga & Kabbalah it makes me feel relaxed, happy and relieves my stress.” Great music has that gift for all comers and it’s this DJ’s goal to be a contributor of such escape and entertainment. His pure talent and devotion to music enable him to craft songs that send beats to your brain that hit all the mind’s happy sensors. According to DJ Adam Overlake, music is a part of the very fabric of existence. It’s everywhere and that’s exactly why it’s an important part of all cultures. And DJ Adam Overlake takes music’s universality one step further by making tunes that have such huge appeal for a wide audience. 41

REVIEW “Music is everywhere. It doesn’t have to sound musical to be music. You just have to have a musical ear to hear it.” But while DJ Adam Overlake’s music does boast intricate artistry, it also reaches out to every listener with completely accessible music that leaves its effect on all listeners. The most anticipated album of the summer is finally here! The 12th installment of the best-selling dance remix CD is another uproarious non-stop mix featuring dance versions of this year’s most massive hits Energetic versions of gay circuit hits like make this collection simply irresistible. DJ Adam Overlake and his Fierce Tunes Collection of CD’s has firmly established him as one of the most in demand remixers of Dance/Trance in the USA. In the past 18 months he has remixed artists such as De Lacey, Chicane and Tom Jones, Scissor Sisters,Maya,Lionel Richie,Jennifer Hudson,Gwen Stefani,Christina Aguilera, Hound dogs, Dario G, Tina Turner, Space Cowboy and many more. .

A BELL IN A PIECE OF COAL?? In Scientific American ( June 1951, Vol. 7, p. 298) a report was given concerning a metallic vase that had been dynamited out of solid rock on Meeting Horse Hill in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The report read, “On putting the two parts together it formed a bell-shaped vessel, 4 1/2 inches high, 6 l/2 inches at the base, 2 1/2 inches at the top and about an eighth of an inch in thickness. The body of the vessel resembles zinc in color, or a composition metal in which there is a considerable portion of silver. On the sides there are six figures of a flower, a bouquet, beautifully inlaid with pure silver, and around the lower part of the vessel, a vine, or wreath, inlaid also with silver. The chasing, carving and inlaying are exquisitely done by the art of some cunning craftsman. This curious and unknown vessel was blown out of the solid pudding stone, fifteen feet below the surface.”

MASSIVE SKELETONS FOUND! A. Present day modern man which averages about 6-feet tall + or several inches or more. B. 15-foot human skeleton found in southeast Turkey in late 1950’s in the Euphrates valley during road construction. Many tombs containing giants were uncovered here. This pertains to the picture of the giant human femur and myself above. C. Maximinus Thrax Ceaser of Rome 235-238 A.D. This was an 8’ 6” skeleton. D. Goliath was about 9 feet + or - a few inches. I Samuel 17:4 late 11th century. E. King Og spoken of in Deuteronomy 3:11 whose iron bedstead was approximately 14-feet by 6-feet wide. King Og was at least 12-feet tall, yet some claim up to 18. F. A 19’6” human skeleton found in 1577 A.D. under an overturned oak tree in the Canton of Lucerne. G. 23-foot tall skeleton found in 1456 A.D. beside a river in Valence, France. H. A 25’ 6 “ skeleton found in 1613 A.D. near the castle of Chaumont in France. This was claimed to be a nearly complete find. I. Almost beyond comprehension or believability was the find of the two separate 36-foot human remains uncovered by Carthaginians somewhere between 200-600 B.C.

HUMAN HORNED SKULL During an archaeological dig in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in the 1880s, a number of human skulls were unearthed. These skeletons were anatomically correct, except for the anomaly of their projections, two inches above the eyebrow, and the fact that their average height in life would have been around seven feet tall. The bones were sent to the American Investigating Museum in Philadelphia, where they were stolen never to be seen again. 43


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